Making your own soymilk

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Soybeans; rinsed three times and soaked overnight
4 cups (approximately) water

From: SLovley@...

Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 11:47:53 -0400 Here's a recipe I came across in "Shopper's Guide to Natural Foods" for making your own soymilk.

Bring water to boil. While waiting for the water to boil, drain the soybeans and cover with hot water. Pre-heat a blender with hot tap water (If the blender jar isn't heat resistant, use hot tap water instead of boiling water for the next step). Just as the water comes to a boil, drain the beans, empty the blender jar, and put the warm beans in the blender.

Pour enough of the boiling water over the beans so that the water is two inches over the beans - more if you have room, as long as you leave at least one inch at the top of the blender. Put the pot with the remaining water back on the burner and reduce the heat to low. Blend the beans until smooth. Heat the water in the pot until boiling. Pour the bean puree into the boiling water, cleaning the sides of the blender jar with a spatula, and return the heat to high. When the foam begins to rise (be careful or you'll have foam all over your stovetop!) lift the cooking pot from the stove, reduce the heat to simmer, replace the pot, and simmer the puree for five minutes (keeping an eye on that foam, of course!). During this time, place a colander over the pressing pot and line it with a dishtowel or bag.

Then pour the hot puree into the cloth-lined colander. Carefully twist the towel or bag closed, and press with a potato masher or the bottom of a strong jar. When no more liquid comes out, open the cloth and stir the okara (pulp) with a wooden spoon, fluffing it up. Sprinkle ½ cup water over the okara, reclose the bag or cloth again, then press again to extract the last of the milk.

Return the milk to the burner, bring back to a boil, then simmer for about 15 minutes. You can add whatever sweeteners or flavors you want at the end of this simmering.

I don't know how low-fat this recipe is, but it does let you make fresh soymilk, and it's considerably cheaper than buying it in aseptic packages at a health food store.

fatfree digest V96 #194

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